My daughter will be 8 months old next week, and I am amazed at how quickly she has grown – and how little I know as a parent! As she has begun crawling in the last few weeks, I am seeing our house through different eyes – those of my child. Suddenly, a cabinet is no longer a cabinet but a dangerous playland filled with deadly toxins. A simple plug that powers the television set is now a hazardous rope of electrical energy waiting to zap the most unsuspecting child! Even our round coffee table is a danger zone, causing numerous head bumps as my daughter tries over and over to pull herself up with little success. I once thought our home was a “safe haven”; but now I see every sharp corner, every breakable artifact, every possible way for my daughter to be injured!
Some may say I’m insane; others just call it The Mommy Factor.